IN HB1553 | 2019 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Introduced on January 17 2019 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2019-01-17 - First reading: referred to Committee on Natural Resources
Pending: House Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Public trust land and private land owner immunity. Defines "Lake Michigan public trust land" as land adjoining Lake Michigan to which the state of Indiana holds legal title in trust for the recreational use of the public. Provides that a property owner is not civilly liable for any personal injury, death, property damage, or other loss that a person incurs while passing across the property to reach Lake Michigan public trust land. Provides, however, that a property owner is not immune from civil liability for personal injury, death, property damage, or other loss caused by the property owner's intentional misconduct.

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Title

Public trust land and private land owner immunity. Defines "Lake Michigan public trust land" as land adjoining Lake Michigan to which the state of Indiana holds legal title in trust for the recreational use of the public. Provides that a property owner is not civilly liable for any personal injury, death, property damage, or other loss that a person incurs while passing across the property to reach Lake Michigan public trust land. Provides, however, that a property owner is not immune from civil liability for personal injury, death, property damage, or other loss caused by the property owner's intentional misconduct.

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2019-01-17HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Natural Resources
2019-01-17HouseCoauthored by Representative Pressel
2019-01-17HouseAuthored by Representative Bartels

Indiana State Sources


Bill Comments 750

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